«Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography»
Peter Suschitzky BSC ASC will be the next cinematographer to be paid tribute by the French lens manufacturer Angénieux. Following Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC) in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014 and Roger A. Deakins (BSC, ASC) in 2015.
As a Cannes Film Festival Official Partner since 2013, Thales Angénieux makes a tribute every year to a prominent cinematographer.
During his career spanning over 50 years, Peter Suschitzky has been the cinematographer of many prestigious directors around the world: Peter Watkins, Joseph Losey, Georges Lucas, M. Night Shyamalan, Matteo Garrone, Tim Burton…
In 1988, he began his most important collaboration with David Cronenberg and since then he has been the cinematographer for most of Cronenberg's films - Naked Lunch (1992), Crash (1996), eXistenZ (1999), Spider (2001), A History of Violence (2005),
Eastern Promises (2007), A Dangerous Method (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), Maps to the Stars (2014).
Among his important contributions, he also worked with John the Boorman on Leo The Last (1970) and Where The Heart Is (1990) and Ken Russell on Liztomania (1975) and Valentino (1977), as well as for the cult movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show and one episode of the Star Wars saga “The Empire Strikes Back”.
Suschitzky’s filmography includes more than forty films and has been largely rewarded.
In 1977 Valentino was nominated for the best cinematography award by the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) and the British Academy Film Award. In 1991, he received the best cinematography award for Where the Heart Is by John the Boorman from the National Society of Film Critics. In the 90’s, he received the Canadian Genie Award for four of David Cronenberg’s movies (Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, Eastern Promises). In 2009, the International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers (Macedonia) honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016, Peter Suschitzky received the Italian
cinema award David di Donatello for the best cinematography for Tale of Tales.